Port of Loviisa Ltd aims to serve as an example of comprehensively responsible port operations.
Towards smaller carbon footprint
Port of Loviisa is constantly minimizing its environmental impacts with the objective of improving its energy-efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint.
There is a good amount of both permanent and holiday housing located near the port. In addition to this, many areas near the port are also used for recreation wich is taken into account. The Port conducts its operations and reporting in accordance with its valid environmental permit.
The environmental impacts of the Port of Loviisa consist primarily of
- emissions into the air, which are produced as a result of the use of fuel on ships, working machinery, rubber-wheeled and rail traffic,
- the oil heating of the port building and
- indirectly from the production of the electricity used for lighting at the port, for example. Other emissions, such as noise, dust and diffused lighting, have been determined to be relatively minor due to appropriate working methods and the automated lighting system.
Security and occupational safety as the basis
The port area is fenced and access to the area is controlled. The port’s ISPS security plan and a safety permit for the rail network under its administration, which both have been audited and approved by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Traficom). The port’s emergency plan has been prepared in collaboration with the Eastern-Uusimaa Emergency Services Department.
Occupational safety issues have been highlighted as one of the most important themes in both the company and in port operations. The development of the port’s occupational safety has followed a positive trend, and the personnel of the port company have not been involved in any accidents, near misses or dangerous situations during the port’s operation as a limited company. Furthermore, the Port of Loviisa works actively with the companies operating in the port area to develop the general occupational safety of the port.